Calumet area vision

During 2005-08, I led a non-profit environmental organization in the industrial Lake Calumet area. The area is covered with huge brown fields left by the disappearance of steel making two decades before. It’s interspersed with slag and degraded marsh lands. The landscape looks quite strange but holds the potential for a new economy.

I stitched together the city’s plans and added a few ideas of my own, assembling a regional plan on a colorful map called Calumet Area Vision – Places and Connections. It shows eight key spots, historic and natural, and ten corridors to connect them.

With graphic design help from friend Greg Lochow, we created a colorful tri-fold with inset map called Calumet Area Vision. Then we made two short Images of Calumet films about the area.


written by Alan
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